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CLT 2730 Special Staining in Histology

This course will provide instruction on the use of special stains within the histology laboratory. Topics include: nuclear and cytoplasmic staining, carbohydrate and amyloid tissue, connective and muscle tissue, nerve tissue, microorganisms, pigments, minerals, and cytoplasmic granules. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Clinical Laboratory Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ALH 1101 and BIO 1121 and CHE 1111 and CHE 1151 and Approval of Department 


  • Describe the basic laboratory techniques used in the histology laboratory, including: special staining. Identify the preferred stain for various tissue types. Identify principles and procedures of histological processing to include sources of error and clinical significance of results.
  • Describe the basic instrumentation used for special staining in the histology laboratory. Identify problems encountered when using the microtome or cryostat in histopathology.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the proper procedures to protect self and the environment in a healthcare setting.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2